GDI is proud to welcome Google as first time sponsors of our LA event. Professionals and executives from the online dating industry can find Think with Google’s “3 lessons app marketers can learn from Gen Z dating trends” here, and our follow up interview with Paul Frantz, Industry Director, U.S. Sales at Google, on our Interviews page.
SendBird is a fully customisable chat and messaging platform with a managed infrastructure for mobile and web applications. Their product includes everything you need to create a premium and secure messaging experience, and it can scale over 1 million concurrent chat connections and 500 million messages per day. With SendBird, dating brands can build engaged communities and give users a seamlessly branded experience.
Censio is the first matchmaking app. Just like a matchmaker, Censio guides users from the start of the search process, all the way through to finding, meeting, and matching with that special someone. The platform uses a proprietary AI technology to curate highly compatible matches based on behaviours, personality, activities, and ‘real life’ past dating experiences.
Spectrum helps some of the worlds largest dating companies recognise and respond to toxic behaviour on their platforms in real time in order to keep their users safe and their online communities healthy. They provide enterprise-level tools to manage existing and emerging threats to trust and safety, including underage users, harassment, and sexual assaults.
The GDI Los Angeles Conference 2019 takes place on Thursday 13th June at the stunning Shutters on the Beach Hotel, a stone’s throw from Santa Monica Pier.
Speaker sessions run from 10am – 5pm, and the conference is followed by an evening of networking and socialising.
On the night before the event, Wednesday 12th June, GDI will also be hosting executive networking drinks at a (TBC) location nearby.
GDI Founder Simon Corbett said: “We can’t wait to return to Shutters and host dating executives at our second annual stateside conference.
“It’s an honour to be joined by SendBird, Google, Spectrum and Censio this time around, as well as some terrific speakers from across the sector.
“Tickets are live on the site now! Be sure to sign up and secure your place at the number one dating industry event in the US!”
Find our speakers to the right of this article, and tickets in the article header.
|10.00 - 10.15||Simon Corbett, Founder, Global Dating Insights, Registration & Welcome|
|10.15 - 10.30||Adam Cohen-Aslatei, CEO & Founder, S'More, Why Dating Apps Were Built to Fail|
|10.30 - 10.45||Leigh Isaacson, Co-Founder & CEO, Dig, Digging into the Press: How to be Newsworthy|
|10.45 - 11.00||Blake Watters, Director of Sales Engineering, Sendbird; Leslie Moniz, Account Executive, Sendbird; Jason Hsu, Director of Mobile Engineering, Hinge, Next Steps: Where is Dating Heading in the Conversational Economy?|
|11:00 - 11:15||Christy Edwards, Founder, Righter, Conservative Dating: Why the Demand?|
|11:15 - 11:30||Coffee / Break|
|11:30 - 11:45||Adam Cohen-Aslatei, CEO & Founder, S'More; Phil Henricks, Senior Director of Marketing, Growlr, Panel Discussion: Where is Gay Dating Today?|
|11:45 - 12:00||Justin Zhen, Co-Founder, Thinknum, Wielding External Data in the Dating App War|
|12:00 - 12:15||Justin Davis, CEO & Co-Founder, Spectrum, Trust & Safety: Liars & Trolls & Bad Guys, Oh AI!|
|12:15 - 12:30||Mark Brooks, Founder, Courtland Brooks, State of the Industry|
|12:30 - 12:45||Ross Williams, Founder & CEO, Venntro Media Group, Invading the USA: Failures and Lessons Learned About the USA Market From a UK Perspective|
|12:45 - 13:45||Lunch|
|13:45 - 14:00||Phil Henricks, Senior Director of Marketing, Growlr, Lessons From the LGBTQ Market|
|14:00 - 14:15||Carmelia Ray, Chief Matchmaker, Censio; Cyr Mongo, Co-Founder & CEO, Censio, Why the Censio Approach Meets the Needs of the Dating Industry and is the Future of Online Dating|
|14:15 - 14:30||Catherine Cook Connelly, Co-Founder & VP Brand Strategy, The Meet Group, Dating Goes Live — Impact of Live Video on Dating|
|14:30 - 14:45||Mariko Tokioka, CEO & Founder, EastMeetEast, Fundraising in the Dating Industry|
|14:45 - 15:00||Coffee / Break|
|15:00 - 15:30||Tony Watkins, Head of Industry, Google, Building for the Future|
|15:30 - 15:45||Amanda Bradford, CEO & Founder, The League, Death of the First Date: How The League Used Video to Solve the Worst Part of Dating|
|15:45 - 16:15||Ross Williams, Founder & CEO, Venntro Media Group; Mark Brooks, Founder, Courtland Brooks; Catherine Cook Connelly, Co-founder & VP Brand Strategy, The Meet Group, Panel Discussion: 3 Years from Now|
|16:15 - Late||Drinks & Networking|